Kobe Buffalomeat: Some Things to Know About the Illinois State Recruit With the Best Name Ever

Today was national college signing day, the day high school seniors can officially declare what college they will be playing at next year. Of course that means there’s a ton of news flying around the blog-o-sphere right now hyping players and the future of college football programs around the country.

And then there’s this story, which has become the most talked about all day. World, meet Kobe Buffalomeat, in all of his viral greatness.

Who is the mysterious Kobe Buffalomeat?

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Kobe “Beef” (his nickname — how great is that?) Buffalomeat is a senior coming out of Lawrence, Kansas. The offensive lineman has officially signed to play with the Illinois State Redbirds in the upcoming season. And it’s easy to understand why. Just take a look at this video of the buffalo-sized teen manhandling his poor, normal high school-size opponents.

Did we mention he’s a beast?

Because he is.

He may only be a teenager, but the Redbirds are excited about the prospect of Buffalomeat pushing their program to the next level. And it’s easy to see why. The teenager is coming into college at 6-foot-7-inches and weighing in a monstrous 285 pounds. But that’s not enough, apparently.

Illinois State recruiting coordinator said, “He has some work to do in the weight room, continue development, but we think he could be a very special player. You just can’t coach that kind of size and attitude.”

I’m scared to see what he looks like after a few years of college workouts. I’m imagining something like this…

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Of course he also plays basketball.

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Anyone who’s over 6’5 has heard the question at some point in their life (but more likely, many, many times). “So, do you play basketball?” And the answer for the 6’7 Buffalomeat is yes. In fact, after joining the football team his freshman year, Buffalomeat walked away from the sport, instead choosing to focus on basketball. It wasn’t until last year that the football coach convinced him to step back onto the gridiron.

“I kind of picked up where I left off,” Buffalomeat said of his return to football. “I didn’t forget too many things. Just the fine adjustments you have to make to the steps and stuff.”

And of course, social media is eating this Buffalomeat up.

How could they not? Here are some of the best reactions coming out of Twitter, but first, I just need to highlight the best one. Jordan Peele, of “Key & Peele,” who of course blessed us with the funny football names skits, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to speak up.

And there were numerous other great reactions:

Even food chains joined in on the action:

And my personal favorite…

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